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I was just tuning my violin when the bridge snapped clean in half, horizontally. I think my strings might've been too tight but the notes that I tuned them to were in the right octave so I don't see why this would've happened. Biggest shock ever when it snapped and I was still holding my violin by the chin. Opinions and suggestions welcomed.
Yea I'm planning to to go a music store tomorrow and get them to sort it out for me. I'm taking the car so that I can get around, beware, Perth citizens, hazardous inexperienced driver on the road. LOL!
I didnt check my bridge when I put the new strings on it so maybe it moved a bit then, possibly. Looking at the two pieces, the bridge was still straight.
And Barry, that sounds nasty! I hope that never happens to me
Thanks, I live in Perth, our traffic is minimal so I should be okay. Haha I think I'll keep left. Don't want to crash mums car when shes not in town.
Yea I also just changed my strings less then a week ago though :S Its been fine all these years :'( RIP bridge.
Edit: Store was closed. Will visit on Monday
I'm not home alone. My brother sister dog bird and fish are here too. But yes I seriously need to party. Ive studied to the point where I cant motivate myself to study anymore even though I still have tests and all.
And yes pky we drive on the left here. I havent driven in a while and I accidentally ran a red light today >< This is why mum should let me drive more, so that I remember what things to look out for when Im on the road
Nope I dont really touch my bridge and it's lasted me all these years. I just went to the more reasonable music store today. They said it'll take about a week and probably cost me around $120 AUD. Also, I bought a wolf shoulder rest for $50 and apparently Kun ones cost ~$60. So much money involved! I really need a job.
Random fact; In Paris they license busking on the metro (underground) it is rigorously policed and I believe licenses are highly prized.
on topic; I am being charged the equivalent of 95AUD for a new bridge and that is a 'cash' price from a freelance luthier.
The early bird catches the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese!
You live in an expensive country. What are average salaries there?
And that was when I went to the more reasonable music store too. Um minimum wages here are supposedly $8 an hr. Violin typed stores are a rarity so maybe they put the prices up? :S
Busking counts as a casual job too right? But I think people are more likely to pay me to stop playing ><
I don't directly know any luthiers. Only 2 main violin shops here: 1 thats seriously overpriced and the other is a bit of a drive away (thats the one i went to today because I managed to steal the car)
Things I do for my violin!
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